I Started building models in grade school. Mostly aircraft at first, then cars as I got clser to being old enough to drive. I built a JoHan 63 Dodge 426 Ramcharger right around the time I started racing my mothers 59 Dodge, in 63. Coincidentally it was painted turquoise, the color of my first car, a 64 Dodge Ramcharger. I still have the model, wish I still had the real one. Built several JoHan kits in 64 & 65 and gave them to the guys that owned the real ones.
After I sold my last drag car in 74, I got back into aircraft. Have couple of unfinished cars that I would like to finish while I can still see the ends of my fingers.